Leafy Green Thinking of You Card

Today I’m sharing a card made with the Count My Blessings stamp set, one I bought for the font and beautiful sentiment. I love a good cursive font and this one is gorgeous.  I’ve gone for a very simple design which can easily be altered to fit any occasion or stamp set.

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I pulled out the Painted Autumn DSP to work with this stamp set, one because it woks well with it and two it is very autumnal here with lots mist and quite eerie light outside. I choose the green paper as I wanted to add the bow with my new Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, which has to be my favourite style of Stampin’ Up! ribbon ever made, I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Blackberry Bliss version.

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I’ve even decorated the inside of this one with a layer of Very Vanilla and some extra Garden Green leaves.  Hope you can join me again tomorrow for another autumn inspired card.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x

 

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Be Merry Mistletoe Duo

Today I’ve got two cards for the price of one with the duo made from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the Be Merry DSP. These products can both be found in the annual catalogue on page 113. Initially I overlooked Merry mistletoe but when it was in the sale last week I ordered myself a set and its growing on me. I love the Be Merry DSP mainly because I’m a real sucker for Cherry Cobbler, for me its the perfect Christmas red, but I  also love how half of these papers contain generic patterns which can be used all year round. My favourite sheet though is still the cute little reindeer paper which I’ve used both sides of in todays projects.

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What more do you need than some gold embossing powder and gold foil to make a beautiful card. I love the simplicity of this card and think it perfectly highlights the lovely reindeer stamp.

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The other side of the reindeer paper is this garden green hounds tooth pattern, which is a little full on when you look at a whole sheet but works well with small amounts here. I’ve added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the mistletoe berries to add a little sparkle, just wish my photography skills were better so you could see how lovely it looks.

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Here are both cards together, which is your favourite. Despite loving the reindeer paper I think the mistletoe one is my favourite, I just love the glitter.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Four Festive Cards

For today’s post I have four cards featuring the Merry Patterns stamp set again and mixed it with the Christmas Around the World DSP pack. Now if I honest I don’t fully love this paper. The plainer B-sides I really like but the A sides with all the motifs are not my thing. So I decided to make a set of cards which feature the images, so I’ve at least used them once. If you love whimsical images then this may just be the paper set for you.

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I made two cards with Real Red card bases and two cards with Garden Green bases, each card base measured 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded in half at 10.5cm.

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For two cards I stamped on Whisper white and for two I stamped on Very Vanilla using the Tis the Season stamps from the Merry Patterns set.

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I added the “to be jolly” part of the sentiment on a stamped and punched out classic label. I also added a couple silver Metallic stars to the labels.

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The card above is my favourite with all the baked goods on….yummy!

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Here are all four together, which is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Reindeer in a Real Red Jacket Card

This week I’m going back to a week of Christmas cards featuring the Merry Mistletoe and Merry Patterns stamp sets. The Merry Mistletoe stamp set has 15% off if you order today and is a lovely Christmas set. The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available until the end of the month as a freebie with an order over £250.00. I love this set for the cute little reindeer alone and with his patterned body you can dress him up and give him a cosy Christmas jumper just like I have here.  Continue reading “Reindeer in a Real Red Jacket Card”

Happy Tomorrows Floral Card

Happy Sunday everyone, hope your having a lovely relaxing day, we have some glorious sunshine here in Yorkshire today so hoping to get outside soon. For today’s card I’ve made another floral card using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and paired it with my favourite greeting from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Continue reading “Happy Tomorrows Floral Card”

Gold Graceful Garden

Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you’re all enjoying a little crafting today. For today’s card I chose to feature Graceful Garden, which has 15% off until Monday. As you know I love my floral sets and I particularly adore the rose images in this set, as soon as I get more watercolour paper I’m going to be colouring that gorgeous big rose. Today I chose to focus on the small rose image and use it more of an accent for the card.

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The combination of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold give this card a very luxurious feel and make it perfect to give as an anniversary card or birthday card for that special someone.

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I’ve added the Gold Metallic edged ribbon behind my circle to soften the card and add a little bit of texture.

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Inside I’ve repeated the same rose image on the bottom right corner. I really love how this card turned out and think its my favourite so far from this week.

Join me tomorrow for another project using the 15% stamp sets.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

All Stars Male Birthday Card

Today I’ve got a masculine birthday card, I really struggle making these as I’m definitely a floral girl but I think this turned out ok. I used a combination of the Wood Words and Confetti Celebrations on this card. I really need to add some more birthday sentiments to my collection I think  as I only have a couple suitable for males.

I went with the colour combination of Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze and Wood which I think have worked well together. To make the Happy Birthday rectangle have a stitched edge you can use the stitched shape dies and do you clever cutting. I used the third biggest square on this project.

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To make the rectangle place the die on the bigshot but leave one edge over-hanging the cutting plates, if the die has no pressure it won’t cut. Run through the bigshot and then move the die along to the uncut side. To line up you can use the slight indentation the die edge has left on the cardstock. For the second run through just make sure the opposite side of the die is over hanging the cardstock.

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To finish the card stamp and die cut some stars in Dapper Denim and Cajun craze and arrange randomly around the card front, allowing a couple to overlap the greetings panel.

Hope  you enjoyed this quick little project and join me tomorrow for more ideas using the World Card Making Day sale stamps.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x